Caps for the Cure

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A Little Girl's Big Idea Lives On


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Caps for the Cure Planning Resources

Kristina SchultzCaps for the Cure is an annual fundraising campaign started by Kristina Schultz (pictured left) in 2006.

Through the campaign, students can make a real difference in the lives children with cancer by raising money to support pediatric cancer research.

More than 120 schools throughout Wisconsin have participated in Caps for the Cure. Some schools have raised $100, while others have raised $2,500. Since 2006, Caps for the Cure has raised more than $200,000.

How does "Caps for the Cure" work?

Most schools will want to coordinate this effort to take place on one specific day. Encourage all students and staff to support pediatric cancer research by donating $1 to wear a hat at school. You collect the proceeds and forward them to American Family Children's Hospital.

Find resources to help plan your own event: Caps for the Cure Planning Resources

What happens to the money that is raised?

Caps for the Cure supports the UW Kids Cancer fund. Your donation to this fund will sponsor pediatric cancer research.